Allen M. Turek Esq.
Since his admission to the Bar in 1978, Allen M. Turek has practiced in all areas of real estate law with a concentration in cooperatives and condominiums. His experience encompasses cooperative/condominium conversions, the representation of boards of directors and managers of cooperatives and condominiums, shopping center syndications, acquisitions and sales, loan workouts, transactional real estate, new construction development, construction law, foreclosures and rehabilitating troubled cooperatives and condominiums.
His client list includes boards of directors and managers of residential cooperatives and condominiums, sponsors, and institutional lenders. In addition, he has represented syndicators active in real estate development, commercial landlords, commercial tenants, real estate developers and construction companies. His current clients include over forty (40) existing cooperative/condominium boards in the greater metropolitan area, large scale developers and sponsors of offering plans to convert individual properties to condominium ownership.
Mr. Turek is an accomplished litigator, having appeared as special counsel in complicated bankruptcy cases involving real estate. He also pioneered the use of bankruptcy filings on behalf of financially troubled cooperatives. Mr. Turek has successfully represented clients who have sued their insurance carriers to compel them to extend liability coverage when such coverage was originally denied by the insurance carrier.
Mr. Turek is a graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton (BA – 1973), the University of Chicago from which he holds a Masters in English (MA – 1974) and New York Law School (JD – 1977). After tenures with The Law Office of Edward L. Schiff (1978-1984), Schiff, Turek, Kakoyiannis (1984-1989), Edwards & Angell (1989-1992), Schiff, Turek, Kirschenbaum (1992-1994) and Hartman & Craven (1995-2000), he fulfilled a career-long dream of forming his own firm in 2000. Mr. Turek is an active member of the New York State Bar Association (Real Property Division; Committee on Cooperatives and Condominiums) and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Committee on Cooperatives and Condominiums). He is a former co-chair of the NYSBA Loan Workout Sub-Committee.
Allen lives on Long Island with his wife and their four dogs. Their children (4) are all grown and happily living elsewhere. When not working, Allen enjoys cooking, golf, tennis, yoga and skiing.
Areas of Practice
- Real Estate
- 25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- New York, 1978
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1978
- U.S. Federal Court, 1978
- New York Law School, New York, New York
- J.D. - 1977
- University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
- M.A. - 1974
- State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, New York
- B.A. - 1973
Professional Associations and Memberships
- New York State Bar Association, Member, Real Property Division; Committee on Cooperatives and Condominiums
- Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member, Committee on Cooperatives and Condominiums
Pro Bono Activities
- Co-chair, NYSBA Loan Workout Sub-Committee